Listen, little child, there will come a day
When you will be able, able to say
Never mind the pain or the aggravation
You know there's a better way for you and me to be
However, despite the timely nature of the track, co-writer Richard Stannard claimed that the song wasn’t specifically aimed towards Britain’s most famous Union Jack flag-wearer.
It was about moving on and saying goodbye to the old Spice Girls. It wasn't Goodbye to Geri; it wasn't really literal. A lot of that song was written when they were touring in America. We wrote it in Nashville so I think it has that sentimental feel to it because everyone was kind of homesick and knackered.